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hard luck (or lines)

Definition of hard luck or lines in English:

British informal Used to express sympathy or commiserations: ironic if you don’t like it then hard luck
More example sentences
  • So Baz, hard luck, maybe better luck next time, but I did say you were backing the wrong team.
  • ‘It is hard luck on those who have not made it but competition for places is very strong and it is a healthy situation to be in,’ said Byas.
  • If the weather should be bad, as it often is, then hard luck; that was your compulsory day off and you can't have it on another day instead.
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